Listen Technologies Celebrates 25 Years
Listen Technologies Corporation will mark a milestone anniversary on June 4, celebrating 25 years of helping people hear clearly. Listen Technologies offers assistive listening and communication solutions that are easy to use and provide superior sound clarity and intelligibility.
“At its core, Listen Technologies is about inclusion,” said Russ Gentner, founder and advisor, Listen Technologies. “We started Listen Technologies to help people overcome the challenges that make hearing difficult—it’s frustrating to go to an event and not hear what is being said. Those challenges include hearing loss, language, background noise, or poor acoustics. We have solutions that make clear audio accessible so everyone can hear and engage in exceptional experiences.”
Since its founding in 1998, Listen Technologies has also been committed to delivering a positive experience for employees, partners, vendors, and customers. “We strive to be the easiest company to work with,” added Gentner. “That starts with our people—the heart of our organization—and fostering a culture that champions simplicity, customer support, and innovation, as well as designing straightforward, elegant solutions that consistently perform.”
Listen Technologies has grown from a group of entrepreneurial audio engineers to a global company with a worldwide network of the audio industry’s best manufacturer’s representatives, resellers, integrators, dealers, and consultants.
Two of Listen Technologies’ co-founders were women. Today, women are in leadership roles throughout the organization and represented in every department, from marketing and R&D to customer service and sales.
“I’m proud to lead Listen Technologies and build upon Russ’ vision,” said Maile Keone, president and CEO, Listen Technologies. “Our focus on inclusion and delivering great experiences extends beyond product design. It’s a mindset that permeates our organization and is how we show up for each other, our customers, partners, and end users. The future is bright for our business and the AV industry.”
Listen Technologies’ flagship product, ListenRF, is a scalable assistive listening system that delivers and continues to delight end users and venue owners. Over the years, Listen Technologies has expanded its suite of solutions to include ListenIR and the innovative mobile communications solution ListenTALK. In 2014, Listen Technologies pioneered audio over Wi-Fi technology so people can use their smartphones to access audio to hear more clearly.
Today, Listen Technologies’ solutions are used in various venues and settings, including houses of worship, higher education facilities, performing arts centers, courts, on tours, and in manufacturing plants, around the world.
“Listen Technologies isn’t just the name of our organization, it’s also our business model,” said Sam Nord, vice president of global sales at Listen Technologies. “We help people hear better by listening to our customers and partners and creating technology and solutions to meet their unique needs.”
Beginning in June, Listen Technologies will kick off celebratory events at InfoComm 2023 in Orlando. To learn more about Listen Technologies’ history and see and demo its new products and solutions, visit the Listen Technologies booth (#2961 in the West Hall) at InfoComm, taking place June 10-16.